The Greater Cleveland Aquarium is located on the West Bank of the Flats in the historic FirstEnergy powerhouse. The aquarium houses both fresh and saltwater animals. Allow at least two hours to tour the aquarium and to browse the gift shop.
Highlights of the aquarium include the 175-foot seatube and shark gallery, the special exhibit of the Weedy Sea Dragons, the 11,000-gallon stingray touchpool, and so much more.
JUST A FEW OF THE AQUATIC LIFE YOU WILL FIND AT THE MUSEUM.
GIANT PACIFIC OCTOPUS
Each arm is covered in about 250 suckers that allow them to taste and smell.
OELLATE RIVER STINGRAY
WEEDY SEA DRAGONS
Weedy Sea Dragons are found along the southern coast of Australia. Did you know that the aquarium is one of the few aquariums in the world to have experienced successful weedy seadragon births? Just another reason to visit this special exhibit.
SHARK GALLERY AND SEATUBE
Take walk through the 175-foot underwater sea tube. Yes, that’s water above your head.
3 species of sharks, stingrays, eels and many other species of fish.
GREATER CLEVELAND AQUARIUM
ADDRESS: West Bank of the Flats
2000 Sycamore Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
2023 ADMISSION: non-members
Adults: $19.95 (age 13+)
Children (3 – 12 years old): $13.95
Children (2 and under): Free
Monday – Sunday: 10am – 5pm
Last entry an hour before closing.
PARKING: A parking lot is available next to the aquarium.
My Ohio Fun Road Trip Notes
Purchasing advance online tickets is strongly recommended for non-Passholders.
You can show your ticket on your phone, a printout is not required.
SEIZE THE DAY
Cleveland Botanical Gardens
Cleveland Museum of Art
Baseball Heritage Museum
Cleveland History Center
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Dittrick Medical History Center & Museum
Dunham Tavern Museum
Lakeview Cemetery – James A. Garfield Memorial
MOCA Cleveland – Museum of Contemporary Art
Nautica Queen Dining Cruise Ship
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